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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I join IAPD?

Interested park, recreation, special recreation, conservation and forest preserve agencies can request an application form and dues assessment in writing, by phone or email:

Illinois Association of Park Districts
211 E. Monroe
Springfield, IL  62701

How much does IAPD membership cost?

Agency membership dues are calculated based upon the size of each organization.  For a specific quote, please contact Alan Howard at 217-523-4554 or


How much does membership cost for vendors or corporate members?

The fee for corporate membership dues is currently $680 per calendar year. Click here to visit the Benefits of Membership page for corporate membership. If you have any questions, please contact
Alan Howard at 217-523-4554 or


Who is included in IAPD membership?

IAPD agency membership is assessed as an inclusive agency fee rather than a ‘per person’ basis.  Each agency’s board, executive director, attorney, secretary and treasurer have access to all of IAPD’s membership benefits.  Professionals employed by member agencies are permitted to attend IAPD programs and events at the member rate as well.  For purposes of the annual conference, up to six additional support staff (clerical/maintenance) employees also receive member pricing.


When will I receive my renewal notice?

Membership dues are assessed on a calendar year basis and mailed to each agency’s primary contact in mid-December.  For a copy of your agency’s invoice, please contact Alan Howard at


How do I pay my dues?

Dues payments can be made by check or credit card.  If paying by credit card, please complete the credit card authorization section located on the invoice and submit it to the IAPD headquarters.


How do I update my contact information?

Please click here to download the instructions on how to update contact information in our database.


How do I access members-only content on IAPD's website?

Each individual is assigned a unique username and password that allows them to login to IAPD’s website.  To obtain your username and/or to reset your password, please send a request to


Additional Support

For additional support or to ask questions, please contact IAPD representatives at 217-523-4554 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, CST) or email